Some dynamic viscosities of Newtonian fluids are listed below:

Gases (at 0 °C):  viscosity (Pa·s)



air 17.4 × 10-6
hydrogen 8.4 × 10-6
xenon 21.2 × 10-6



Liquids (at 20 °C):  viscosity (Pa·s)



acetone 0.326 × 10-3
benzene 0.64 × 10-3
castor oil 985 × 10-3
ethyl alcohol 0.248 × 10-3
glycerol 1485 × 10-3
methanol 0.59 × 10-3
mercury 17.0 × 10-3
nitrobenzol 2.0 × 10-3
sulfuric acid 30 × 10-3
olive oil 81 × 10-3
pitch 107
water 1.025 × 10-3


Many fluids such as honey have a wide range of viscosities.